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Emily Hodgson Anderson is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California. Her first book, Eighteenth-Century Authorship and the Play of Fiction, appeared with Routledge in 2009. She is currently at work on a study of eighteenth-century literary characters who challenge the boundaries between art and life.

Abby Coykendall is Professor of English at Eastern Michigan University specializing in sexuality/gender studies and eighteenth-century British literature. She is editor of the Journal of Narrative Theory and (with Ana de Freitas Boe) the forthcoming collection Heteronormativity and the Eighteenth Century, and is currently completing a monograph entitled Queer Masculinities.

Lisa A. Freeman is Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of Character’s Theater: Genre and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage (2002). She recently edited a volume on Sarah Siddons for the Pickering and Chatto Lives of Shakespearean Actors series and is currently completing work on a monograph entitled Antitheatricality and the Body Public: From the Renaissance to the NEA.

Melissa J. Ganz is Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University. She is completing a book project entitled Public Vows: Fictions of Marriage in the English Enlightenment, which examines how novelists responded to and participated in debates about the contractual nature of the nuptial tie. Her essays have appeared in journals such as Eighteenth-Century Fiction, ELH, and The Henry James Review.

Peter Jaros is Assistant Professor of English at Franklin & Marshall College. He is completing a manuscript on reading and performing character in early national America and the broader Atlantic world. He is also at work on a second project on corporate personhood in antebellum American law and literature.

Suvir Kaul is A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies (2009), Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire: English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century (2001), and of Thomas Gray and Literary Authority: Ideology and Poetics in Eighteenth-Century England (1992). [End Page 145]

John Shanahan is Associate Professor of English at DePaul University. He works on the relations of literature, science, and technology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. His work has appeared in journals such as Studies in English Literature, Genre, Restoration, and the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.

Stuart Sherman, Associate Professor of English at Fordham University, is the author of Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660–1795 (1996), and the editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature: Restoration and Eighteenth Century (2009). He is at work on a book called News, Plays, Days: Transactions of Performance and Report, London, 1620–1779.

Sharon Smith is Assistant Professor of English at South Dakota State University. Her current research focuses on representations of plotting women in eighteenth-century English fiction.

Kristina Straub is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where she teaches eighteenth-century British studies, performance studies, gender studies, and sexuality studies. She is the author of Domestic Affairs: Intimacy, Eroticism, and Violence Between Servants and Masters in Eighteenth Century Britain (2009). [End Page 146]



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